New Materials


“The Oz Family Kitchen: More Than 100 Simple And Delicious Real-Food Recipes From Our Home To Yours” by Lisa Oz features some of the recipes that are enjoyed by the famous doctor and his family. The author claims to offer food that is both delicious and nutritious.
“Sisters In Law” by Linda Hirshman tells the stories of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They went to the Supreme Court and changed the sistersworld.

Drew Barrymore, grand-daughter of John Barrymore is considered Hollywood royalty. “Wildflower” tells the story of her unconventional life and how she found the balance necessary for her happiness.



“Rogue Lawyer” is John Grisham’s latest novel. He introduces us to Sebastian Rudd, his most colorful and outrageous character. Sebastian defends clients other lawyers won’t go near. His office is a bullet proof van, complete with Wi-Fi, leather chairs, bar and hidden gun compartment. His only employee is his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant and golf caddy.

Science Fiction author Stephen R. Donaldson has a new book which contains two novellas; “The King’s Justice” and “The Augur’s Gambit”. In “The King’s Justice” A stranger arrives in Settle’s Crossway’s, only to find out the nature of evil concealed there. “Augur’s Gambit” features Mayhew Gordian who created a daring plan to save his Queen and country.


“Fear Of The Dark” is a new “Bishop/Special Crimes Unit” novel by Kay Hooper. Something is happening in the small Tennessee town of Serenity. People going on routine errands never reach their destination, as if they disappeared.



Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray Love” and “Committed, A Love Story” has a new contribution to her collection. “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” offers insights into the n

ature of inspiration; the author shares her insights into tapping into creativity.

“The Conquering Tide: War In The Pacific Islands, 1942-1944” by Ian W. Toll is the second in the “Pacific War Trilogy”. This book encompasses the heart of the war in the Pacific, covering the time after the attack on Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway. The challenge was to roll back the Japanese Empire, one island at a time.

wisconsinThe “State Of Wisconsin Blue Book 2015-1016” is out. This book is an outstanding resource for anything Wisconsin. (The state grain is corn and the state fish is the Muskellunge!) In addition to the statistics and legislative information, this year’s copy also contains a section called “Wisconsin In The Civil War”. It contains photos, articles and letters on the role the citizens of Wisconsin had during the war against the Confederacy.



James Patterson has teamed up with several other authors to create the “Daniel X” series. The titles include: “The Dangerous Days Of Daniel X”, “Watch The Skies”, “Demons And Druids”, “Game Over”, Armageddon”. The books are science fiction genre and Daniel finds himself battling aliens. “Lights Out” is the newest book in series and his superpowers are put to the test when he goes through the universe seeking the alien outlaw who killed his parents.

John Grisham has his creation, Theodore Boone. His series include: “Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer”, “Theodore Boone: The Abduction”, Theodore Boone: The Accused”, “Theodore Boone: The Activist”. The latest book is “Theodore Boone: The Fugitive”. Theodore thought the danger passed, but when he went on a field trip to Washington D.C. he sees an old adversary, murderer and fugitive Peter Duffy. Being true to himself, Theodore will stop at nothing to make sure the killer is brought to justice.



“One-Skein Wonders For Babies” by Judith Durant contains 101 knitting projects for infants and toddlers. The book contains tops, bottoms, hats, toys and many things in between.

mine“The Ultimate Guide To Minecraft Server” is the unofficial guide by Timothy Warner. The book covers many aspects of the game including tips on hosting a Minecraft party.
ant“Kovel’s Antiques & Collectable Guide 2016” gives price estimates on vintage items. New this year, the catalog contains a section on how to sell your antiques.


Lisbeth Salander is back! The popular heroine from Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series (“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl Who Played With Fire”, “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest”) is back. David Lagercrantz continues the adventure of the genius hacker and uncompromising misfit in the book “The Girl In The Spider’s Web”. Lisbeth joins forces with another super-hacker to navigate the world of spies, cybercriminals and governments from around the world.

“Did You Ever Have A Family” is the debut novel of Bill Clegg. The story revolves around the character of June Reid. On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, a disaster takes her daughter, her daughter’s fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke. Alone, June drives cross country and discovers that family is not only the connection with people we are born with, but also the ones we create.


“Friction” by Sandra Brown is a novel that feature Crawford Hunt; a Texas Ranger who is trying to get custody of his daughter. Judge Holly Spencer is the person who will determine if he deserves guardianship. A masked gunman who enters the courtroom during his hearing changes the path of their relationship.


“X” by Sue Grafton is a mystery that features “the neighbors from hell”, a betrayed spouse, a wealthy businessman, a twenty-eight year old mystery and many more surprises.


Find out for yourself what the buzz is surrounding “Primates Of Park Avenue” by Wednesday Martin. Read about the happenings of the “Upper East Side” when the author, her husband and young son move to the socially conscious neighborhood. Drawing from her background in anthropology and primatology, the author likens some of her experiences to Goodall in Gombe.

“81 Days Below Zero” by Brian Murphy begins shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska’s Ladd Field to go on a routine test flight in harsh winter conditions. The mission ended in a crash, leaving only one man to survive. Leon Crane a city kid from Philadelphia was left in the wilderness.


“Cook’s Country: 150 Regional Recipes You Should Be Making No Matter Where You Live” by the editors of America’s Test Kitchen. The book divides the United States in geographical regions and offers recipes for foods that are popular there. Wisconsin makes an appearance with brats, beer-cheese soup, and booyah. In addition, the book offers “Why This Recipe Works” commentary in addition to in depth instructions.

“Americamericanan Mojo Lost And Found: Restoring Our Middle Class Before The World Blows Up” is the latest from bestselling author Peter D. Kiernan. An educated, skilled and motivated middle-class was the cornerstone of the postwar economic strength. The situation has changed drastically over the past three decades. Read about the decline and the opportunities offered to the middle class.

The Wisconsin Wetlands Association and The Aldo Leopold Foundation has published a book that is very geographically specific to our area. “My Healthy Wetland: A Handbook For Wetland Owners” presents a wealth of information for those interested in wetlands. It features information on identifying different types of wetland, identifying the vegetation, how to connect to the land and many more topics.